Or is it… “Virtual Dreams and Lucid Worlds” ?
Have you ever dreamed about your avatar? Have you ever had a lucid dream? Or has a virtual world at least influenced your dream? Some peeps report having dreams of flying more often after being in SL, for example.
Can virtual worlds — or maybe even violent video games — help one cope with nightmares, or even with real life?
Check out this article from GameSpy: http://www.gamespy.com/articles/109/1093219p1.html
or see the original MSNBC source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37342086/ns/technology_and_science-games/
On the flip side: Building & scripting in virtual worlds is a way to shape an idea or vision into reality. If you’ve limited yourself to shopping, clubbing, and socializing, you are missing out on the fun of creation… and it might also spill over into your dreams (for better or worse!)
Now, if you find yourself dreaming that you are a blue-haired “furry” of the alternate sex… I’ll leave that to you to analyze. ;p